225th Anniversary


Harvey Bomberger is a famous son of Boonsboro, having served in the House of Delegates and the Maryland State Senate.  He was the co-founder and first chairman of the Washington County Historical Society and president of the Boonsboro Cemetery Association.  But the adoption of the black-eyed Susan as Maryland’s State Flower ranks as one of Bomberger’s more enduring accomplishments.   In 1898, the Maryland Agricultural College hosted a...

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Students from Barbara Ingram School for the Arts toured the Bowman House recently to get inspiration for a play they will be writing and performing depicting the reunion of Boonsboro brothers Jacob and John Heck. The brothers met in town between the Battles of South Mountain and Antietam. The students also met Eric Krieger, the great-great grandson of Jacob Heck, and learned more about his family! The play will be Saturday, September...

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First Energy Foundation awarded an $8500 grant toward Boonsboro’s 225th Anniversary Celebrations! Members of the Boonsboro Historical Society, Boonsboro Mayor Howard Long and Assistant Mayor Cindy Kauffman are shown here at the check...

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Evening of History, Music and Wine at Big Cork Sunday, April 30th, 5:30pm – 7:30pm Location: Big Cork Vineyards, 4236 Main St., Rohrersville, MD Come out and celebrate Boonsboro’s 225th Anniversary with a kick-off event at Big Cork Vineyards. If you love wine and history, this event is for you!! Sip some wine, enjoy the gorgeous scenery and delicious food, bask in the history of our wonderful town and take home a commemorative...

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Announcing 225th Anniversary Events!

Announcing 225th Anniversary Events!


Posted on Feb 3, 2017

We are excited to announce five events planned in celebration of Boonsboro’s 225th Anniversary in 2017. There is truly something for all ages and interests – from baseball games and road races to wine, live music and theater! And don’t forget the reenactment on July 1st at Washington Monument!  Click HERE for the calendar. Our goal is to offer activities that will enlighten us to Boonsboro’s historic past and...

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